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Shoving a cut across the diamonds.73 viewsThere's a lot of clickety clack as we push our cut of cars into the interchange track.
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Clearing the main72 viewsWhile we still have cars on the East main, we've cleared the westbound main by moving our train onto the Penn Central tracks
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Setting out the interchange cars80 viewsThe PC crew shoves the first cut of cars into the interchange at North Jct. The first car is a bi-level auto rack filled with brand new 1970 Chevy pick ups! It has to go into the outside track, because the clearance near the tower is too tight for the inside track.
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Pulling the set outs73 viewsNow that there's a clear track at the interchange, we can start pulling the setouts.
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Fouling the Main79 viewsAccording to the tower operator, that Alpha Jet was the last train through for a while. We park the cars we just pulled on the eastbound main while we go work the set outs.
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Back onto the main78 viewsWe back out onto the WM Main after receiving clearance from the tower.
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Pulling the first cut.71 viewsThe lead car is an empty Laurel Valley covered hopper headed back to the yard at Ligonier
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Pulling back across the diamond68 views
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Holding for the Alpha Jet73 viewsAJ-12 carries a cut of reefers eastbound at North Jct. while our Penn Central crew waits for clearance from the tower.
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AJ-12 wastes no time78 viewsThe local constabulary enjoys some pastry while the Alpha Jet roars past behind them.
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Eastbound Alpha Jet73 viewsWhile our PC crew is shuffling papers back on the interchange track, an eastbound Alpha Jet blows through North Jct. behind a pair of FA-2's
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The crew couples up74 viewsWe grab the first cut of cars an check the waybills before heading back to the WM main.
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Hitting the diamonds77 viewsOnce the LRV ore train is clear, we cross the WM main to pick up the interchange traffic from the Cumberland Valley siding.
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Waiting... Always waiting81 viewsFinally, the LRV caboose clears the diamonds
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Holding for the westbound ore train72 views
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But first...83 viewsBefore we can cross over the WM main, we have to hold for a westbound ore train, led by Laurel Valley GP-20's 1801 and 1804. The train is bound for the Connellsville Sub, to Rockwood, where it will leave WM rails for the Laurel Valley Railway to Latrobe.
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